1892 Foundation of the building company

1900-1920 First public and industrial orders:

  • Construction of the wall surrounding the Niederdresselndorf station (client: Deutsche Reichsbahn)
  • Construction of ballast silos in Lützeln and loading silos near to the Dresselndorf station (clients: the companies Storch and Schöneberg)
  • Reconstruction as general contractor of the dynamite production plant in Würgendorf (client: Dynamit Nobel Würgendorf)

1947 Construction of the first company building in Hickengrundstraße

Fifties/Sixties Core activity: complex building construction projects, e.g.:

  • Construction of the post office in Haiger
  • Construction of the Blue Cross family hostel in Holzhausen
  • Reconstruction of the goods station in Wetzlar
  • Construction of the furniture store “Franz” in Haiger

1959 Purchase of a tamping machine at a time when track laying started to become more technological

1969 Construction of the precast concrete sections factory
First big project: construction of the central furniture warehouse “Franz” in Haiger

1971 Introduction of a profit share scheme for staff, the so-called “partnership model”

Early Seventies Development of first standard products (weather shelters, HERING WC facilities)

1975 Successful completion of first turnkey projects: fire stations and gymnasiums

1986 Acquisition of the dynamic track stabiliser DGS 62 N

1991 Setting up of a new branch in Leipzig
Purchase of a second track laying crane

1995 First building company in Europe to be validated according to EMAS

Starting 1996 Development of foreign markets

1996 First external audit according to DIN ISO 9001

1997 Development of the system platform type modula®

2001 Closure of the pre-assembled turnkey activity and focus on prefabricated high-quality facades

2003 Award “Supplier of the year 2003 by DB AG” (German Railways)

2004 Extension of rail crane fleet by a 150 tons crane

2008 Winner of the BMAS "Shaping Employment" competition

2010 Takeover of  VolkerRail Deutschland GmbH  and foundation of HERING Gleisbau GmbH, Wesel

2010 Development and market launch of "rail & fresh", HERING's premium public toilet facility for railway stations.

2013 First great order in the field of "Noise protection systems for railways" on the railway line between Coburg and Ilmenau.

2015 Market introduction of HERING Architectural Concrete HAC at the BAU 2015 in Munich

2016 Nomination as “2016 Supplier of the Year” by DB AG (Deutsche Bahn AG)

2017 125-year anniversary of HERING! 

2017 HERING opens Germany’s first transit hotel “MY CLOUD” inside Frankfurt am Main Airport

2018 First declaration of compliance issued in accordance with the ‘Deutsche Nachhaltigkeits Kodex’ (DNK – ‘German Sustainability Code’)

2019 First sustainability report with integrated environmental statement in accordance with EMAS

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HERING had its sustainability performance evaluated in 2020 by the Ecovadis rating agency and received the "Gold" award. Ecovadis operates a collaborative platform that provides CSR ratings of suppliers for global supply chains.

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